Michael Lohan is distraught that his daughter, Lindsay Lohan, was sentenced to jail, but he has some hope following Tuesday’s dramatic hearing in Los Angeles.
“Dismay,” Michael told Larry King on CNN’s “Larry King Live,” after the talk show host asked his reaction to Judge Marsha Revel’s sentence for his daughter – 90 days in jail. “But at the same time, [a] little satisfaction that she’s going to a rehab. But the last thing in the world I wanted was for my daughter to go to jail.”
According to Michael’s attorney, Lisa Bloom, who appeared on “LKL” alongside the father and Dr. Drew Pinksy, the two wrote a letter to court, telling the judge that they did not want to see Lindsay go to jail, but instead rehab. Michael went on to say that jail is the wrong place for his daughter, who turned 24 last week.
“Any kind of jail is harsh, especially for a young lady like Lindsay that doesn’t need jail,” he said. “I’ve been there myself and I know jail didn’t do anything for me with my addictions.”
Michael continued to insist that his daughter needs help for what he has claimed for months, is an problem with prescription pills. Lindsay’s lawyer, Shawn Chapman Holley, previously told Access Hollywood that the actress considers Michael’s claims defamatory.
“Lisa, Dr. Drew and myself have been telling everybody that this girl needs a rehab, she needs help. [Dr. Drew] wanted to help her, he offered to help her a long time ago. If Lindsay’s lawyer and Lindsay would have just listened to us, she would have been in a rehab, she would have been on a way to being clean and sober and have her life back,” Michael said. “Instead, she got jail and rehab.”
When asked why he and Lindsay aren’t on speaking terms presently, Michael claimed it had to do with his insistence that she go to rehab.
“Because I’m speaking out, like I am today,” he said.
In related news, Dina Lohan, Lindsay’s mother, who was not with her daughter in court on Tuesday (Michael and Lindsay’s sister, Ali, both were in the courtroom), issued a statement to AOL’s Popeater over her daughter’s sentence.
“This is so not fair to do to my child,” she said.